A Ggallery group show of work by four artists in three cities — brothers Jeff F. Wheeler and Bryan Wheeler of Lubbock, Ryan Geiger of Houston and James Porter of Wichita, Kan. — presents a type of collaboration that might not survive — at least in its analog form — if the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t.
Over the past year they’ve snail mailed works-in-progress to each other and added their own touches before forwarding. The 45 works on view here follow familiar neo-Dada and Pop conventions to wildly uneven effect, which is to be expected, but there are some real gems here, such as Oracle Mechanica, in which one of Geiger’s trademark birds is reconfigured for deployment in the military-industrial industrial complex.
The fact that not all the artists worked on all the mixed-media drawings enhances the show’s value as a study in artistic process; even the less successful pieces are enjoyable to unpack.
Redundant Recursions contiunes through Sept. 26 at Ggallery.